The existence of child poverty in Australia is undeniable; three quarters of a million Australian children live in poverty. The negative impact of poverty on a child’s development and life-long outcomes is significant and well documented. For children growing up in poverty it is not unreasonable for them to expect adults to recognise the urgency of their situation and take immediate action. Child poverty is a deeply moral question which cannot be reduced to solely economic considerations. This presentation examines these issues and provides some possible solutions to addressing child poverty in Australia.